30 experienced racers lined up for the first annual Bearmouth Extreme May 29th. Racers were organize at our discretion and to accommodate their preference. Two racers were released every 15-30 seconds. The short prologue proved challenging for most. The Spectators had great views as each racer made it through the first hundred yards of the course. Our course was 7.5 miles of relentless difficult riding. No one individual obstacle on the course was overly difficult, however, there were not many breaks.
Evan Ask, who ended up P1 on the podium cam through his first lap at 37 min. He averaged 4.8mph on his first lap. Keith Sweeton was next with a first lap time of 41min followed by Mason Rutledge about 1 min behind at 42min. Buck Dolan had the 4th fastest lap time at 43 min. These were all lap one. Things started to speed up just a little each lap as the course got more burned in, and the racers knew what was coming. Evans final (4th Lap) was 32.10
There were only 4 racers who completed 4 laps. 10 racers who completed 3 laps, 5 racers who completed 2 laps, and 10 racers who completed just one lap. Only one racer tapped out due to not feeling 100% We were very happy to see out course was manageable by all given enough time. And we were pleased to have no injury reported
After the race, the afternoon riders and spectators were excited to get on different sections of the course to try it out. It was very fun to see the family, friends, from 12 years old and up, out on the course, riding different sections. People also enjoyed the use of our trails, and free riding late into the evening. Excited for next year!
Start with an an adventurous drive (no RV's or trailers) 6 miles up a dirt road to a rugged and private purpose built Hard Enduro training property in Montana USA. Pre and post nights camping is encouraged and free for our events. Because we anticipate people traveling long distnces to be part of an event, we want logistics to be easy for them. Self reliant camping is required, property is completely off the grid. RV camping at a proper campground only 13 miles away as long as you can unhook and drive truck into XCenduro Land.
The day in a nutshell: Learn training drills, learn fundamental techniques, one-on-one training, Hard Enduro Bike set-up, real world obstacle training, and extreme trail riding with our Star Guest throughout the whole trail system of our Property. Milage is low, gnarly scale is high. Our events are unhurried and take the majority of the day, all on private property that has been purpose developed for this unique experience. A detailed daily schedule will be provided for each event to fit with the plans of the Star Guest. By the end of the day our goal is to see you dramatically improve your Hard Enduro technique, confidence, abilities and knowledge.
Rental Bike Options: A Limited number of on site extreme enduro specific Bike rentals are available by reservation on a first come first serve basis through Idaho Hard Enduro rentals. Email us for details or to reserve a rental bike.
Spectators and pets: Spectators are welcome,. pets are welcome. Our trail system is extensive and quite fun to hike, so any spectators who would like to spend time exploring our property on foot is more than welcome.
Pricing: We aim to break even on our events. Getting to spend the time working with top level pros in the sport we love is payment enough. The main proceeds go to the event Star Guest and the cost of putting the event on (food, insurance, etc.) Pricing is highly variable between out Star Guests based on may things like distance the event host needs to travel to get here, whether we need to supply a bike, travel accommodations, etc..as well as group size, additional helpers, etc...
Meals: some events will include 1 meal, some will include all three. Once we have a Star Guest lined up and dates picked out, you will need to email to request the detailed information for that event including what meals to expect
Get Training event Notifications: If you would like to get a notification when we have a new Star Guest training date added to our schedule, send us a quick email and ask to be added to our "Training event Mailing list" We will not SPAM, and we will only email you when we have new training dates to announce. We take personal information privacy very seriously.
The start of 'Goat trail'
Steep, gnarly, technical trails and established bailouts make our 160 acre compound the perfect place to come test your skill, strength and endurance. Nasty rock sections, technical climbs, steep decents, and challenging single track are abundant . See something new you want to try, we encourage it! Two well established dirt roads allow for easy spectating. Pets are welcome here, but keep in mind Montana is wild; Elk, Bear and Mountain Lion are frequent visitors here.
Our base camp is 6 miles off pavement up a well established dirt road. Getting steep and narrow in parts, four wheel drive is recommended but is not required. Moto vans do OK, just take it easy :-) No Rv's or trailers. We are fully off the grid so no electricity or water, being self reliant is important. If you want the luxuries of a proper RV camp with full hookups, we recommend staying 13.5 miles away on the Clark Fork River at Bearmouth RV Park , then just drive up in your truck.(www.bearmouthchalet.com)
Drummond Montana is 45 minutes EAST of Missoula MT on the I-90. It is 1 hour WEST of Butte MT on the I-90. Depending on which direction you are coming from you will take different exits off the freeway to a frontage road that leads to the dirt road that brings you up to XCenduro Land! Extreme Enduro Paradise. Detailed driving instructions will be in your registration email.
June 5th Raw GoPro of some of the trails on the property
XCenduro Land (named after the owners Instagram) was created by Joe Stebbins after attending a training even with the "King of Hard Enduro" Graham Jarvis. After an exhausting day training and learning an incredible amount, Joe jumped at the chance to travel to Spain for one of Graham's Signature Tours which also involves plenty of training. Learning drills to practice is one thing, but actually spending time in person, getting real time feedback, learning your mistakes and being corrected and helped through extreme terrain form Graham was simply incredible. Joe still claims he learned more in one day training, riding and being coached by Graham that from weeks of attempting to ride gnarly terrain on his own (not only from one-on-one help but from seeing in person techniques broken down set-by-step by Jarvis). So instead of traveling the world trying to learn from the best riders on the planet, the idea was foraged to put together a plan to bring the best right to our doorstep here in Montana.
Riding more Extreme Hard Enduro style trails has become more and more popular each year. What makes this style of riding so much more fun is knowing proper technique in order to conserve energy, ride efficiently, safely and more effectively. Let us handle all the details of the event, all you need to do is show up ready to learn, ride and hang with one of the best Endure riders on the planet, and go home a much improved extreme enduro rider.
What does AMA Charter mean? It is formal agreement between the AMA and our organization to uphold the AMA’s mission and standards for event operation. It lets you know we put on safe, fun, well planned and well supported events!
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